EET Taiwan Article: Open Source RISC-V Is Becoming The Future Of Hardware Design

At present, there are about 300 companies in China that are concerned about or developing with the RISC-V instruction set. In 2018, they have also established the “China RISC-V Industry Alliance” and the “China Open Command Ecosystem (RISC-V) Alliance.” Therefore, many people will naturally think that the driving force of RISC-V architecture and products is more likely to come from China. At the same time, however, some critics believe that the seemingly prosperous RISC-V camp in China is actually the embodiment of the pursuit of political achievements in the current industry – the number of alliances is large, the contribution of the community is small.

What is the current status and prospects of the RISC-V industry? What are the shortcomings? Will China welcome new opportunities because of RISC-V? Dr. Fang Zhixi, Chairman of the China Advisory Committee of the RISC-V Foundation, accepted an exclusive interview with EE Times on a series of key issues.


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